Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Pages: 416 pgs
Challenges-Read’n’Review Challenge, 100+ Reading Challenge
Summary from Publisher:
She may be his destiny, but she's not his first choice...
Hospital nurse and newly turned red werewolf Carol Woods is being pressured by her pack leader to find a mate, but he's the only guy in the pack who remotely attracts her.
Why is he playing so hard to get?
The fate of the pack rests on his shoulders...
Gray pack leader Ryan McKinley doesn't want anything to do with Carol unless she's willing to embrace her wolf nature-no matter how beautiful she is.
But when a virus infects the local lupus garou pack, Ryan realizes just how wrong he's been not to seize the moment with the woman he's come to love. And now, it may be too late...
This is only the second book in this series that I have read. It goes against very instinct that I have to jump into the middle/end of a series but I did it. I do have to say that with this series I did not mind so much. Each book and each couple is so different from that last that it's easy to pretend that it's not a part of a series.
I liked both Carol and Ryan. They had this great push and pull relationship. Carol was harangued by her pack leader into finding a mate and Ryan was a pack leader who does not want to mate with Carol because she is not comfortable with her wolf nature. It works perfectly and creates just the right amount of tension to make it interesting.
This is my second favorite shapeshifter series (second only to Lydia Dare's series). The writing is good, the action is compelling and the romance is, of course, amazing. I really loved the action in this one. Perhaps even more so than the romance. I loved the whole virus plot. It was interesting without being contrived.
I definitely have to catch up with this series because I have loved both books I have picked up. Maybe as my belated Christmas gift to myself.
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